pacing the void

By Kristen Davis
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 25, 1997

Maes and Goldstein advance at Pac-10s

Two players from the UA women's tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Pacific 10 Conference Championships in Ojai, Calif. yesterday.

Senior Vicky Maes and sophomore Karen Goldstein will play the next round this morning at 9:30.

Maes will meet Francesca La'O of California, while Goldstein plays Katia Roubanova of UCLA.

Maes, Arizona's No. 1 player defeated Southern Cal's Jacqui Boyd in straight sets in the opening round. She had a tougher battle with Stanford's Ania Bleszynski, winning 6-0, 3-6, 6-1.

Goldstein breezed past the first round, not allowing Oregon's Alina Wygonowska to win a single game. Her next match was a little more difficult, but she managed a 6-4, 7-5 win over Cal's Amanda Augustus.

Senior Khristen Pietrucha started the morning with a victory, but lost in straight sets to Arizona State's Reka Cseresnyes in the second round.

Senior Stephanie Sammaritano was the lone women's player to lose in the first round. She was defeated by Cal's Claire Curran, 6-3, 6-4.

The men's players had trouble yesterday with none of their four players advancing to the second round.

Senior Tom Haugland had the team's best showing in a 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 loss to Arizona State's number one player, Sergio Elias.

Seniors Henrik Wagner and Roland Kupka and junior Jerome Oliveri were unable to capture a single set yesterday morning.

Aside from one round of singles tomorrow, the doubles competition will begin.

Maes and Pietrucha will play Washington's pair of Katherine Costain and Kori Sosnowy at 11 a.m., while Goldstein and Sammaritano meet Stanford's Lilia Osterloh and Katherine Ashley at 12:30.

The Arizona men's team will have to fare better in doubles today to avoid an early trip home.

Wagner and Haugland play ASU's duo of Tim Hammond and Alex Osterrieth today at 11 a.m.

Kupka and Oliveri will pair up for just the third time this season when they meet Paul Goldstein and Ryan Wolters of Stanford.

The singles and doubles semifinals of the 97th-annual tournament begin tomorrow.

The final matches will be played on Sunday.

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